Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lobster Mac & Cheese With Truffle Oil




Ever since I bought a bottle of Truffle Oil, I've been dying to make Lobster Mac & Cheese with Truffle Oil and Valentine's Day seemed like a great time to test it out.  I had never cooked with lobster before so this recipe forced me to step out of my comfort zone (which was one of my resolutions).  I have to admit I was impressed with how it turned out.  It was rich, creamy, cheesy, and so delicious.  I combined a few recipes, using this one to cook the lobster tail and this for the mac and cheese (I used panko bread crumbs instead of homemade).  And even though this wasn't the main course for our Valentine's Day dinner (we grilled steaks as well), it definitely stole the show.

35 comments:

iloveyouvalentine said...

upgraded kiddie food ;)
sounds amazingly delicious. never did try truffle oil before though...

Katie said...

That sounds amazing!

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

Best of both worlds there! yummy.

I must get some of this truffle oil you speak of...

Erica said...

OMG, Valerie! This looks AMAZING!! So yummy!

17 Perth said...

This looks delish!

Joanna said...

I went out to eat for valentines day and the restaurant had a lobster risotto and a lobster mac n cheese.. I went for the risotto so I guess I'll have to steal your idea and make this at home!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

YUM - i'm a huge lobster fan - but over the summer - there was a lobster sale - and we literally had lobster dinners for 2 weeks straight - i'm lobstered out till the summer :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Lindsay said...

OMG! I am book marking this. YUM!

MerciBlahBlah said...

Oh. My. Lord. I JUST bought a bottle of white truffle oil yesterday. SO making this over the weekend.

merci!
Shannan

Gabriel said...

This stuff is really something special! It definitely stole the spotlight!

Anna Jane said...

omg - how decadent! that looks just plain fantastic.

Chicago Mom (Heather) said...

I'm drooling at my desk!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Amazing. Will have to try. I had made the pizza with truffle oil that you did, turned out great. Thanks for that.

Mimi said...

Yum! This looks amzing! I always think that combining recipes is the way to go. But I love tons of flavor. Your blog is inspiring me to cook (and possibly get fat)....very fun to read though! I'm a new follower!

Aesthetic Lounge

Josie said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm! This looks absolutely AMAZING. I would actually kill for a bowl of mac and cheese right now... Probably socially unacceptable.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Julie-Inspired said...

Now that's my kind of meal!!

PursuitOfLLT said...

wow! i think i need to pick up some truffle oil. all these recipes have me drooling!

sounds like the perfect dish!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG, darling that looks amazing...I so need to try this:) Muah:)

Ps: I’m hosting an adorable shoes GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for spring!

Annie said...

WOW, this sounds SO decadent!! What a dinner you guys had :) Nice work again!

this free bird said...

Oh whoa...did you say truffle oil? Val. Are you hooked on the stuff? Chef had me and a friend into one of his restaurants a couple years ago and one of the dishes he made us was lobster risotto w/truffle - oh hell they about had to haul us out of the building. That stuff is so good. I had mac and cheese w/ketchup last night - somehow grossly paling in comparison to this treasure you've got going here...

xo,
C

Kari said...

Holy molybdenum, that looks awesome!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love every single thing about it! YUM! xoxo

Cara said...

Isn't truffle oil the BEST!

California Wife said...

Oh YUM! I always get lobster mac and cheese at one of our favorite restaurants, but have never been brave enough to try it on my own.

Oh, My Darling said...

Mmmm, the mere thought of this makes my tummy happy.

Marcie said...

Amazing! Every time I see your food posts, I think "Why oh why can't we be neighbors?"

Have a great week! I am signing off until Monday!

Marcie

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

YUM! I've only had crab and truffle mac n cheese but this is on a whole new level! Sounds delish!!

P.S. I'm hosting a giveaway, be sure to check it out :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never had lobster before but this looks out of this world and I think its a must try!

xo

Daisy said...

I had black truffle mac and cheese appetizers at the wedding I attended this past weekend. yummmm.

Alicia said...

LObster mac and cheese?!! Sounds heavenly!!

Torrie said...

OMG... drooling here!!!!!

Mac & Cheese, Lobster (my 2 favorites) + truffle oil?? Sounds delicious! Congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone in the kitchen too =).

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I have a fantastic mac and cheese recipe and truffle oil... I've never made lobster but these three things in combination??? Seriously, I bet you were in heaven! And I want in!

Ashley said...

That sounds like the best of everything! Yum! xo

J. said...

Wow, that looks so amazing!!

Heather Taylor said...

I need this in my life...thanks for sharing!